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Crestwood discusses law on keeping ducks, eye center, Chase ATM comes to city

Crestwood resident Catherine Biermann smiles while holding her chicken, Jane, at her house in Crestwood. Jane is one of five chickens that Biermann keeps in a coop on her property on Lodge Pole Lane. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen conducted a number of public hearings at its Aug. 25 meeting, held virtually over videoconferencing application Zoom. Hearings included a hearing for a standalone ATM on Watson Road and an ambulatory surgical center on Big Bend Road, along with a discussion of residents ...

Crestwood gets an ice cream/sushi eatery

Crestwood gets an ice cream/sushi eatery

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2020

Residents in Crestwood will soon get a standalone ice cream parlor, combined with a sushi restaurant. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved zoning at its May 26 meeting, which was held virtually, for a new fast casual restaurant called “Roll On In/Buzzed Bull Creamery” to operate at 9420 Watson Road....

Crestwood has two redevelopment proposals for mall site, including large mixed use

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 25, 2020

Crestwood received two submissions in response to its request for redevelopment proposals of the former Crestwood Plaza mall site, which has struggled to find a developer since closing seven years ago. And City Administrator Kris Simpson said he believes that the proposal the city is looking for could ...

Crestwood meetings are staying virtual for now

Birthday parades have become a fun activity during the stay-at-home order in effect in St. Louis County due to the coronavirus. During the parades, residents drive by the birthday celebrant’s house separately in their cars, keeping social distancing. The events are organized online, in Facebook groups like Lindbergh Community Birthday Parades, Oakville Birthday Parades and Mehlville Birthday Parades. Above, Ryan from Crestwood got a parade for his birthday April 6.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 13, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will continue to hold its monthly meetings through videoconferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a brief discussion earlier this summer to reopen meetings to the public. At the May meeting, Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau asked when it would be possible to re...

Crestwood issues RFP to find a new mall developer, supported by owner UrbanStreet

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

July 2, 2020

The city of Crestwood has issued a request for proposals to find a new developer for the former Crestwood mall site, which is currently owned by Chicago-based UrbanStreet Group. “The City is committed to encouraging redevelopment of the Mall site,” said Mayor Grant Mabie in a news release. “We ...

Crestwood mall reopened for development

Crestwood mall reopened for development

June 25, 2020

After a closed-session meeting of the Crestwood Board of Aldermen, the city announced that it will issue a request for proposals for redevelopment of the mall site, with an August deadline for new developers to respond. The latest version of Crestwood mall redevelopment fell through because of the COVID-...

Sunset Hills will not open its pool this year, considers Crestwood collaboration

The Sunset Hills pool seen from above.

June 11, 2020

Sunset Hills will not open its pool this year. The decision to close the Sunset Hills Aquatic Facility in Watson Trail Park comes because of the timing and extra regulations that would be required if the city opened the pool due to COVID-19, the city said in the announcement. The city said in a new...

Crestwood pool will open Monday with reservations, masks and possible Sunset Hills collaboration

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center will be open beginning Monday, June 15, but the pool will operate under COVID-19 restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than ones from the past. The city said it has taken time to “thorou...

Crestwood officials react to developer pulling out of $300 million mall project

The rendering for the plaza for the now scrapped Crestwood City Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The developer behind the latest redevelopment plan for the former Crestwood Plaza mall site backed out of the deal last week due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Creve Coeur-based Walpert Properties had planned the most ambitious proposal for Crestwood mall yet, a $300 million high-density mixed...

Crestwood continuing as normal for now after pandemic, flooding

Crestwood City Hall

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

The city of Crestwood has survived a pandemic and a flood in the last year, and so far, city operations are continuing as normal. But some big decisions are still to come on how to balance this year’s budget since the city relies mostly on sales taxes, which have plummeted during the county and state’s...

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